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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Enjoy Dark Greens in the New Year

There are many reasons as to why you should include greens in your diet. As one food rich in antioxidants and alkaline they help fight inflammation and help to neutralize acids found in your body. Our bodies will also benefit by eating dark green veggies. From our skin to our tummies there are many reason that we should enjoy dark greens. 

Dark green veggies are not only healthy but they are a fun addition to the New Years Day dinner and are thought to bring good luck as well.  The Thought is that the dark green color is the same color as money making room for a good financial future. 

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large bunch of kale, rinsed & leaves torn from stems
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded

  1. Melt 4 TBSP of butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  2. Slowly whisk in milk, nutmeg, and heavy cream. Add onion and bring to a simmer, stirring quite often to prevent clumping and scorching. Simmer on low heat while you prepare the kale.
  3. Chop kale into small pieces.
  4. Melt remaining butter in large saute pan over medium heat. Add kale a little at a time, stirring occasionally until it begins to wilt, cover, turn to medium-low heat and let kale cook for 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and let it wilt.
  5. Once kale & spinach is soft, pour in cream sauce, folding with spatula to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  6. Mix in Parmesan cheese. Pour into an oven safe dish, and sprinkle with additional Parmesan if desired.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes; then broil for 5 minutes until cheese is browned.
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12
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  1. Looks good and the benefits of this recipe sound awesome!

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